Dr Daniel H Heinke

Chief, Bureau of Operations with the Polizei Bremen (Bremen state police), Germany


Dr Daniel H Heinke serves as Chief, Bureau of Operations with the Polizei Bremen (Bremen state police), Germany.

Concurrently he is an adjunct professor for criminal law and terrorism studies at the University of Applied Sciences (Public Administration), Bremen, Germany, a visiting professor at the German Police University, Münster, Germany, a military professor (Lieutenant Colonel [Res]) for Counter-Terrorism at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, and an associate fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR), King’s College London.

His prior professional experience includes service as Chief of Detectives and Director, State Bureau of Investigation (LKA) at the Bremen State Police, Bremen, Germany, as a senior executive at the state Ministry of the Interior, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany, as a state prosecutor (special prosecutor for homicide investigations), and as a military police officer.

Heinke academically specializes in terrorism studies with a focus on jihadist radicalization and, most recently, the prosecution of international terrorism.

He studied law and criminology at the Universities of Bielefeld and Münster, Germany, and received his doctorate in law at the University of Bremen, Germany.

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